‘I have no certainty’: Coach says £12m-rated West Ham target could leave in the next 48 hours
Montpellier manager Olivier Dall’Oglio has admitted that West Ham target Gaetan Laborde could leave the Ligue 1 side in the final hours of the transfer window.
Speaking to L’Equipe, the 57-year-old coach revealed that there is no certainty that Laborde will remain with the French side come the 11 pm deadline tomorrow night. The attacker is a target for West Ham, as per the report.
The Hammers are eager to sign an attacker before the closure of the window.
Although Michail Antonio has started the season in blistering form, the striker is West Ham’s only player who can naturally play as a centre-forward.
West Ham are closing on a deal for Nikola Vlasic as reported by the Guardian. However, there could be a second signing to come in for the east London side if David Moyes can play his cards right.
Indeed, that second player for West Ham could be Laborde. And Dall’Oglio has admitted the striker has a chance to move on if the right offer comes in. Montpellier value the attacker at €15m (£12m).
Dall’Oglio said: “We spoke with Gaëtan, with the whole club. He is a boy who absolutely wanted to play (this Sunday), who is totally invested in the club until the end.
“But the context means that he too can leave very quickly. I have no certainty. He can leave, he can stay. I don’t know. It’s the transfer window.”
With under 48 hours of the window to go, it will be a tense but exciting time for West Ham fans, who will be hoping the club can sign a striker before the market closes for business.
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